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Gazette's Latest Whopping Omission

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Ever eager to support their president, N-G editors condemn people who question him, and hide facts that might help people evaluate his character and his motives. Also, critique of News-Gazette General Manager John Foreman and a suggestion that he dis-serves the community by belittling reasons to oppose this war.



New Signs Point To Prospect For Peace

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

AWARE-istas displayed 50 newly created signs at the 2-8-2003 instance of the weekly Prospect for Peace event. These pictures, from a video capture done while driving past the event, show some of the new creations. Prospect for Peace happens every Saturday from 2 to 3:30 pm at the corner of Prospect and Marketview Streets in Champaign, Illinois. Join in! And learn much more about AWARE and other local peace activities at http://www.anti-war.net.



Cities For Peace - On The Road From DC To NYC

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

I am a city council member from Urbana, Illinois, an Indymedia activist, and this weekend I found my peeps!

"My peeps" are councilmembers from Chicago, Seattle, Kalamazoo, Providence, Des Moines, Santa Fe and several dozen others from the 93 cities, counties, and states (Maine and Hawaii!) who have passed anti-war resolutions.

With the support of peace groups, we brought forward anti-war resolutions. We worked the phones, lined up our votes, battled with our mayors. Facing budget crises, we argued the local costs of war. We were slammed in the papers - called Alice in Wonderlands, delusional doves, ego-maniacs. And we won. It is lonely business - being progressive policymakers - even when we do win.



Feb 15, 2003: Millions Protesting Iraq War Worldwide

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Millions of peace activists are rallying against the Bush administration's policies of war. Estimates continue to flood in from London, Rome, Tokyo, Sidney, and hundreds of places in-between. Local Champaign-Urbana rally is scheduled for 2p.m. on prospect street near the North Prospect shopping area. PLEASE POST BREAKING NEWS on the UCIMC Newswire and help cover these historic events.

Extensive coverage of millions protesting against a war on Iraq is available from the Indymedia Global Newswire: http://www.indymedia.org/index.php3newswire=open



Hot Pink Democracy Alert

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01



The Book Group Meets Again

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED! On Tuesday, March 4th, the IMC book discussion group will be meeting at 7pm and talking about the first three chapters of Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States". This is a classic and important book. Our last meeting was a lot of fun, so come on out for enlightening conversation and free wine. The IMC is located at 218 W. Main St. in downtown Urbana.



Guatemala -- My Reality: Ten Years After

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

This is Carlos Gomez' testimony on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the attempt on his life. Carlos Gomez is the coordinator of Foundation for Human Rights in Guatemala (FHRG), Chicago.



Guatemala -- Mi Verdad Diez A�os Despues

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Hoy, 25 de Febrero del 2003, se cumplen diez a�os desde esos dias hermosos, de compromiso con los desplazados internos de las Comunidades de Poblacion en Resistencia, CPRs; pero esa noche se convirtio en una pesadilla, en una noche de terror. Siendo mas o menos las 9:40 pm, mientras yo dormia en la parte de atras de un autobus, fui despertado brutalmente por varios hombres fuertemente armados y vestidos parcialmente de militar. Despues de parar el autobus con rafagas de disparos usando armas de alto calibre, bajaron a todos los pasajeros y cuando yo me disponia a bajar me pararon y no me dejaron hacerlo. Uno de ellos me pregunto, "donde estan los videos y la camara".



Community Peace Rally Charleston, Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Numbering around 60 people, community members and EIU Students held marches originating from different points and converging at Old Main today March 1 at Noon. The marches, rally and protests were to draw public awareness to the opposition to the possibity of a pre-emptive war against IRAQ!



Indymedia Under Fire -- Pending Lawsuit Threatens Freedom Of Speech

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

According to documents recently posted to the Houston IMC News Wire, Loel Coleman, a Houston area lawyer, plans to file a lawsuit against the Houston IMC alleging "libel" on Monday, March 3, 2003. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will represent Houston IMC during the proceedings. Mr. Coleman's actions are widely seen as an attack on open-publishing (e.g., he has demanded IP logs from Houston IMC) and an attempt to undermine Indymedia generally. Loel Coleman's case may set legal precedent and is of concern for all Indepedent Media Centers. Copies of the libel suit and plaintiff demands are attached.



IDF Human Rights Film Series Presents...&quot;In Shifting Sands: The Truth About UNSCOM And The Disarming Of Iraq&quot;

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

On Thursdays in March and April the Illinois Disciples Foundation will be presenting documentaries in our Human Rights Film Series. The first one is Thursday, March 6th at 7pm, read below for more details...



U.S Spying On UN Delegates &amp; U.S. Chemical Weapons In Iraq -- Stories The U.S. Media Is Censoring.

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Two breaking stories that remain (as yet) censored by the U.S. media: 1. The U.S. has been caught spying on U.N. security council members -- including tapping phones and stealing e-mail; 2. Chemical weapons stores have been found and are planned to be utilized in Iraq, in contradiction to the Chemical Weapons Convention... by the United States. The stories remain uncovered by the U.S. media, but are now being mentioned in British press.



IMC ZINE SLAM, 3/15 @ 4PM @ IMC

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

IMC ZINE SLAM, SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 4PM to 6PM at Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 218 West Main Street, Urbana



CCHCC Press Conference: The Consequences Of Medical Debt

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

SUMMARY: Champaign County Health Care Consumers held a local press conference on March 5th (Wed.), 2003, to announce the findings of their report on the consequences of medical debt on health care consumers. This research was part of a collaborative effort with The Access Project (TAP) of Brandeis University and two other social service organizations. TAP also released the findings of the report during a national press conference.



Chilling First Hand Account Of Continued Paramilitary Violence Against Afro-Colombians In Chocó

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Many of you attended the Fall Dinner at the Illinois Disciples Foundation last November. At this event Marino Cordoba, an Afro-Colombian who survived several assassination attempts on his life by paramilitaries working with the US-backed Colombian military, spoke about the Afro-Colombian struggle for survival and land rights. Ruth Goring, a friend of Marino, accompanied him at the dinner. Shortly after the dinner Ruth Goring left for Colombia to accompany Afro-Colombian communities under threat from paramilitary attacks. Ruth agreed to send me updates from Chocó. Last night I received this letter from Ruth, it speaks of paramilitary incursions into Puerto Lleras. Saturday February 11th Amnesty International also issued a report stating concern for the safety of five members of the displaced community of Puerto Lleras after they were reportedly abducted by army-backed paramilitaries following an incursion at the Jiguamiando River. Ruth�(TM)s letter personally brings this terror to us, citizens of the United States, who with our tax dollars pay for the suffering and bloodshed described below. Numbers to call to protest this violation of human rights follow Ruth�(TM)s letter. Please join me in speaking out against these atrocities. Meridith



New York Becomes 141 City To Pass Anti-War Resolution

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Days before Bush's deadline for war, New York city, the victim city of U.S. terrorism, passed an anti-war resolution by the large majority of 31-17. NYC is the 141st American city with such a resolution. Newsday reports that 75 percent of New Yorkers are against a war without UN support. The New York resolution allows an attack if "other options for achieving compliance with United Nations resolutions calling for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction and the means of their development have failed."
NYC Indymedia Report
Cities for Peace.



Prospect For Peace March 15

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Prospect for Peace took on a whole new meaning today! Hundreds of people arrived at Prospect Avenue this afternoon to give voice and physical presence for opposition to a pre-emptive war against Iraq!



Hundreds Attend Candlelight Vigil In Urbana

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

MoveOn.org coordinated a global "rolling candlelight vigil" against war today, and 500 Champaign-Urbana residents participated. The vigil took place at 7 pm near the Lincoln statue in Carle Park.



EMERGENCY RALLY AGAINST WAR

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

The Progressive Resource/Action Cooperative (PRC) has decided to hold its Emergency Response Rally to Oppose Bush's War on Iraq (which has been months in the making) this THURDSAY, MARCH 20TH at 12 NOON on the University of Illinois Quad. Volunteers are needed to help with the rally. Please email prc@prairienet.org or call (217) 352-8721 to volunteer. Lastly, the PRC is asking people to take the time to call your representatives and tell them to stop the war: -- Sen. Dick Durbin: (202) 224-2152 dick@durbin.senate.gov -- Sen. Peter Fitzgerald: (202) 224-2854, senator_Fitzgerald@fitzgerald.senate.gov -- Rep. Tom Johnson: (202) 225-2371 rep.Johnson@mail.house.gov



Community Flocks To Evening Peace Rally In Champaign

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

A couple pictures showing the crowds this evening in Champaign. I hear that the noon-time rallies near campus were significantly larger. This evening's rally lasted until 9 pm. Tune in to WEFT 90.1 FM, Champaign for announcements of future rally times & locations.



Operation Shock And Aw, Shucks

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

The Diabolical Doctors' Game...



Pro-Peace Rally Draws Pro-War Demonstrators

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

At today's Prospect for Peace rally, approximately 200 pro-war demonstrators occupied much of the space used by peace activists for several months. Open communication and diplomacy allowed the event to proceed peacefully.



3/20 - Campustown Erupts In Protest

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

On the day after War on Iraq began, students, faculty, and residents of Champaign-Urbana took part in the biggest local Anti-War demonstration since the Vietnam War era. I think that Thursday, March 20th will go down as an important day in the history of C-U peace activism! The noon rally was fantastic: a superb speaker list that was topped off by a surprise visit by the legendary Jello Biafra. You simply can't beat that. Then, the peace community successfully heeded the call for civil disobedience throughout the country. All Photos Copyright 2003/John Fettig



The Department Of Defensiveness

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

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Alternative Iraq War Resources

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Many people are looking for alternative news sources about the Iraq war. In an effort to help aid those who are looking for information, and help share the resources that many of us know about, the UCIMC is maintaining a resource list on our website. Please feel free to add resources (with brief descriptions) to this list -- just post a comment below. UPDATED: 03/24/03 -- English translation Al Jazeera link added UPDATED: 03/25/03 -- Direct link to new English Al Jazeera website UPDATED: 03/26/03 -- Many new links from comments posted today. UPDATED: 03/27/03 -- A couple URL corrections & more resources from comments posted. UPDATED: 03/29/03 -- More links added -- WE'VE HIT 100+ (we're working to move some of the comments to make the page load quicker... keep them coming).



&quot;Shock And Awe&quot; Is A Trademarked Military Tactic

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

This is an indymedia expose just waiting for an investigative journalist to take it on!!



Progressive Voices Win In C-U

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Yesterday's election was a victory for racial equity and progressive values in Champaign-Urbana. Cope Cumpston won the School Board race in Urbana against incumbent Tina Gunsalus by a slim 25 vote lead in a vigorous race to the finish line. Giraldo Rosales secured one of the three available seats on the Champaign City Council. Progressive Ken Urban ran an intense grassroots campaign and came in fourth out of six candidates. And two years after stanch conservatives unseated progressive Margie Skirvin on the Champaign School Board, Skirvin is back in the seat along with Nathaniel Banks, who ran a strong race and came in second. Progressives were concerned that Jim McGuire would win a School Board seat, but McGuire came in fifth, trailing Skirvin by over 600 votes.



King's Legacy: Americans Must Choose Between War And Social Progress

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, taken from us too soon, April 4, 1968 The level of domestic greed deemed acceptable during wartime has reached hitherto unheard of proportions. A cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post summed it up: two American soldiers are staggering through a sandstorm in the Iraqi desert, and one says to the other, "It could be worse -- we could be rich and only getting half the tax cut we expected."



IMC Radio News For 4-7-2003

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Here is the audio of this week's IMC Radio News program, which aired 4-7-2003 at 5:30pm on 90.1FM WEFT, Community Radio.



Urbana School Board Meeting Turns Surreal

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Today the newly elected Urbana School Board was officially seated. However, events were anything but "normal". Front-runner Carol George (who won the popular election) stepped down from her position as the new School Board member from the second sub-district as the newly elected members were being asked to take their oath of office (but after they had been recognized by the existing School Board). No one on the School Board was entirely sure how to proceed and what followed was an interesting experiment in "covering the bases" proceedurally. The current make-up of the School Board is now: Sub-district 1. Joyce Hudson -- 4 yr term Sub-district 2. Jerry Moreland -- 4 yr term Sub-district 3. Ruth Ann Fisher -- 2 yr term Sub-district 4. Cope Cumpston -- 2 yr term Sub-district 5. Mark Netter -- 2 yr term Sub-district 6. Steve Summers -- 4 yr term Sub-district 7. John Dimit -- 4 yr term



The Overlooked And UNDERGROUND Films Are @ The IMC Micro-Film Fest, Wed. 4/23 @ 7 PM

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

The U-C IMC's Video Group hosts an evening of counter-cultural films that are overlooked and underground at the IMC Micro-Film Fest, Wed. April 23 at 7 PM.

The Fest has two feature length films--"Horns and Halos" and "Existo"--and two shorts--"Killing Michael Bay" and "Gimmie the Mermaid."



Why The Media, Including The News-Gazette, Is Not To Be Trusted

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

The News-Gazette included a "victory" insert in their Saturday edition, chock full of carefully selected pictures celebrating Bush's war of aggression. The cover was a series of staged photos of the statue of Saddam being pulled down by U.S. forces, made to look like it was done by a crowd of Iraqis, when in fact it was a photo opportunity designed to somehow justify the death and destruction meted out to innocent Iraqis in the name of overthrowing erstwhile CIA puppet Saddam Hussein. IMC thus decided to present, again, a more accurate view of this incident. ML



IMC Video Group Presents: An Afternoon Of Activist/Anarchist Video, Sat. 4/26 1-4 PM

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center Video Group Presents:
An Afternoon of Activist/Anarchist Video

Saturday April 26, 1 - 4 PM
@ IMC 218 W. Main St., Downtown Urbana

It's an afternoon of inspiration and skill-sharing for anyone who has ever wanted to make videos that can help change our world.

Whether you've never touched a video camera or you're an experienced videographer, this an opportunity to see what independent video makers are doing and learn how you can do it too!



U.S. Representative Tim Johnson's Carefully Hidden Slap In The Face To Veterans

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

This vote should stand out like a scarlet letter demonstrating the duplicitous nature of those in Congress who have been cheerleaders of Bush's war of aggression. In the name of those serving in the armed forces, we hope that the News-Gazette and other media has the guts to ask Rep. Johnson about why he voted for a slap in the face to the troops just as they went into battle. It appears that tax cuts for the rich are a far higher priority than actually supporting the troops for Republicans. They wave the flag while picking the pockets of those in the service. Photo by Ellen



Pro-War Hostility On The Rise, Peace Group Expands

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

War supporters are becoming more belligerent, even as numbers at their rallies have shrunk. Peace advocates say they will not be intimidated. This weekend AWARE begins simultaneous demonstrations at two separate locations.



IMC Radio News For 4-28-2003

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Here is the audio of this week's IMC Radio News program, which aired 4-28-2003 at 5:30pm on 90.1FM WEFT, Community Radio. This program includes segments on: (1) A report on the ramifications of the production of genetically modified foods at Kraft. (2) A report from a rally held on the quad in opposition to the occupation of Iraq.



IMC ZINE READING

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

IMC Librarians present an afternoon of thought provoking readings Satuday, May 3 at 4pm. Local and Chicago area do-it-yourself publishers will be reading selections from their publications, called zines. Following the reading, at 7PM there will be an opening reception for artist Julie Guyot. Julie's work will be on exhibit in the Middleroom Gallery for the month of May.



Prospect For Peace Buffer Zone Breached

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

At 3:45 PM, just 15 minutes before the final Pro War rally was scheduled to conclude Saturday May 3 the Buffer Zone was breached!



Community Center Unexpectedly Shut Down By City Of Urbana

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

On Thursday, May 8, 2003, at approximately 6 PM, the performance space at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) at 218 W. Main St. was closed by the City of Urbana under highly irregular circumstances.



Over 80 Citizens Picket Senator Winkel's Office In Urbana

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Over 80 local citizens picket Senator Winkel's office urging him to vote YES on HB 211 which mandates contraceptive coverage as a part of health insurance.



Planning To Deal With The Shut-Down Of The IMC's Performance Space

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Anyone and everyone who wishes to help find a solution and plan for dealing with the recent shut-down of the IMC's back performance space and other code violations at the IMC should attend the next IMC Steering Group meeting, Wed. May 14 at 8:00 PM, at the IMC, 218 W. Main St., downtown Urbana.



Hearing Set For Lesbian Discrimination Case Against Carle Foundation Hospital

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

The Urbana Human Relations Officer has found that there is enough evidence supporting a charge of discrimination based on sexual orientation against the hospital and a hearing has been set.



St. Louis IMC Raided By Police -- City Inspectors Sent To Look For Code Violations.

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

St. Louis Police have raided the Community Arts and Media Project (CAMP) and the Bolozone, a St. Louis housing collective. The raids target participants of the Biodevastation7 conference and activists converging at the World Agricultural Forum. Observers at CAMP have reported that the St. Louis Police have handcuffed about 20 people, and City Inspectors accompanied by police are inspecting the building for violations. Ten people have been arrested at Bolozone.



What The Police Are Saying On St. Louis Coptalk.

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

This article contains the thread appearing on a public forum called St. Louis Coptalk (SLC). SLC is a forum that many St. Louis Police Officers utilize to discuss issues and topics. This thread, in particular, demonstrates a ethos of blatant disrespect and a willful interest in harming peaceful demonstrators. The entire thread is preserved along with links (in case more of it is removed from public viewing). This is incredibly scary stuff -- especially since some of the posts allude to information that has already been removed from the site and appears to have given names and addresses of various organizers and protestors.



Twisted Tales 2: The Wizard Of Iz

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

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Urbana Indymedia Center Seeks New Building In Response To Performance Space Closure

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Here is the latest statement from the IMC Emergency Response Team regarding the recent closure of the IMC Performance Space. Please note that if every person reading this message donates $40 to the Capital Campaign that we will reach our fundraising goal and be able to buy a new building ASAP.



IMC Radio News For 5-19-2003

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Here is the audio of this week's IMC Radio News program, which aired 5-19-2003 at 5:30pm on 90.1FM WEFT, Community Radio. This program included segments on: (1) A report on the biodevestation conference and world agriculture forum held in St. Louis this past weekend. (2) A report on attempts to create common ground at the UofI over the palestinian/israeli conflict. (3) A tribute to departing activist Mary Lee Seargent.



IMC Radio News For 5-26-2003

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Here is the audio of this week's IMC Radio News program, which aired 5-26-2003 at 5:30pm on 90.1FM WEFT, Community Radio. This program includes: (1) The first in a series of interviews focusing on people working locally to build community, entitled "Good to Know." This first interview is with UofI instructor Lydia Khuri, focusing on her attempts to create dialog between Israeli and Palestinian students on the UofI campus. (2) Auntie Bees'Knees with a business update on globalization and privitization in Argentina, Germany, India, and Kosovo.



Circus Protest A Success: Pressuring Circus To Stop Animal Abuse And False Advertising

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

Circus protests June 9 and 10 at Champaign County Fairgrounds were a great success. Many would-be attendees turned around and left when protestors told them about Sterling and Reid Brothers' history of Animal Welfare Act violations and false advertising.



4 Channel X Cartoons

Urbana-Champaign, 04.05.2005 23:01

A month's worth of backlogged material...Enjoy.




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